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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday November 26, 2002

Theft from cars

A man noticed that his friend's car had been broken into Wednesday morning, reports stated.

The owner of the car, a UA student, told police that he parked his car at 2:30 a.m. on the first level of the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave.

His friend walked by the car at 5:45 a.m. and noticed that the trunk was open and the alarm was going off.

The student's $250 stereo and $100 radar detector were stolen. Police believe that someone may have broken into the car by smashing the driver-side window with a screwdriver.

Police were not able to take any fingerprints because the student and his friend had touched the car.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time, reports stated.


Theft from cars

A UA employee's car was broken into Tuesday while parked on campus, reports stated.

She told police that she parked her car at 1227 N. Warren Ave. at 7:15 a.m. When she returned at 4 p.m. her $100 cellular phone and $25 phone charger cord were gone.

There are no signs of forced entry and no damage done to the vehicle.

Police were not able to take any fingerprints off the car. There are no suspects and no witnesses, reports stated.


Suspicious person sighted

A UA employee suspects that a man has targeted a campus building to commit thefts, reports stated.

The employee told police Wednesday that she saw a man come inside the McKale Center ticket office, 1721 E. Fifth St., who she believes is responsible for stealing some items from her coworker's office earlier last week, reports stated.

She said the man has been seen carrying a trashcan out of the building and several employees' belongings have turned up missing, reports stated.

The employee told police that she plans on sending an inter-office document to the employees in her office to let them know about the situation.


Vagrants warned for trespassing

Two vagrants were warned for trespassing Tuesday after they were seen on the UA campus, reports stated.

A vending cart employee told police that two men had been sitting by his cart asking students for money before officers arrived.

Police saw two men who matched the description of the vagrants at 1212 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

Officers stopped the men and ran a background check on them. One man, 27, had a warrant for a city of Tucson code violation, reports stated.

Police informed the man about the warrant and warned both men about trespassing and loitering on the UA campus, reports stated.


Graffiti in campus building

An employee discovered threatening graffiti inside a UA men's bathroom, reports stated.

The graffiti was located on the stall of a fourth floor Modern Languages bathroom, 1423 E. University Blvd. Part of the graffiti was a note made out to a particular employee, while another separate piece was a general threat to English graduate students, reports stated.

Police were told that employees had scratched out part of the message because they didn't want anybody to take the message seriously and cause harm to a graduate student, reports stated.

There are no suspects and no witnesses. Officers photographed the vandalism and placed the pictures into evidence at UAPD, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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